Whenever you visit a place, how much you enjoy it depends on how good it is, but also the hotel you are staying at adds to the experience. It is thus critical to carefully select the hotel you’re going to stay in, as a bad hotel will completely ruin your trip. While some hotels are strictly suited to the business class, some are leisure hotels, adapted to the travelers seeking adventure. So, here we enlist seven of the best leisure hotels which you must visit this year.
1. The Wigwam Motel:
Situated on America’s Route 66, The Wigwam Motel is a legendary pit-stop. Why? Because it inspired Disney Pixar to feature in the movie Cars, it’s own ‘Cozy Cone Motel.’ Located in the heart of Rialto, it is a comfortable and convenient hotel. It is a perfect retreat for weary travelers looking for a different, offbeat place to stay and rest in. Built in 1949, it’s 19 wigwams constitute their mini village. The best part, it’s still located within the city of San Bernardino. To cater to the dining needs of its guests, Wigwam Motel Route 66 has a good cafeteria. The motel also has a gift shop, newsstand, and an outdoor swimming pool to cater to the leisure needs of its guests. The hotel offers high-speed wired and wireless access to the internet complimentary to its guests. Also, for the convenience of the guests, complimentary parking, as well as valet parking, is available.
2. The Mirrorcube:
It is the latest offering in luxury tourist attractions from the country having many of the weirdest hotels in the world. This hotel is located in Harads, Sweden, 60 km south of the arctic circle. Interestingly designed by Tham and Videgard Architects, this is a stunning hideout, this has been cleverly made out of lightweight aluminum, hung around the base of one single tree. Having dimensions 4x4x4 meters, The Mirrorcube is an intriguing hideout amount green trees, camouflaged beautifully by mirrored walls that also reflect their surroundings.A 360-degree view is offered by the windows, and also a unique technique of laminating an infrared film on the glass panels, which is only visible to the birds, is used to prevent the birds from flying in. You get a visually stunning panoramic view when you look out of the window. The Mirrorcube offers rooms each with a double bed, bathroom, lounge and rooftop terrace, an excellent accommodation for a couple. Bridge, 12 meters in length, connects to the Tree room. Also if you live The Mirrorcube but not Sweden, you can order your own Mirrorcube and get it constructed at any place you want.
3. Giraffe Manor:
Dating way back to 1930s, Giraffe Manor is one of the most iconic historical buildings in Nairobi. It also symbolizes the early days Europeans spent in East Africa. What’s unique about this place is that its residents include a herd of eight native giraffes who visit the manor in the mornings and evenings to greet the guests and stealthily eat some snacks before going to their 140 acres sanctuary. It also happens to be the only place in the entire world where you have a giraffe over your breakfast table or the front door or even your room’s window, and you can feed him and click photographs with him. The Giraffe Manor has now become the part of the East African Safari which travelers from all over the world visiting East Africa enjoy. While some stay here for a week, other guests keep coming again and again and befriend the giraffes. The Giraffe Manor is a small but elegant exclusive hotel offering a perfect welcoming accommodation, highly qualified and trained staff and one of the finest kitchens in Nairobi. Also, The Giraffe Manor offers Jock Keslie-Nature Education Centre, better known as the Giraffe Centre, which is a perfect retreat in the wilderness.Guided walk through its beautiful forests helps you learn about traditional uses of various flora, glance some of the beautiful 180 bird species and also a chance to meet a Bush back or warthog.
4. Riverside Capsule Hotel:
Located in Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the best capsule hotels in Tokyo. Riverside Capsule Hotel offers 719 hotel style properties to select from which make it an attractive choice for the stay in Tokyo. This hotel, like other hotels in Japan, is very space efficient, not wasting any space. Though this human oven like capsule is space intensive, it is indeed very comfortable. Dormitory wise accommodation is offered, but female travelers need not worry! The hotel has a ladies only floor, free of males snoring. This hotel is a perfect choice for short trips to Japan, providing all the necessary facilities while not hurting the pocket.
5. Das Park Hotel:
Did you ever think what is inside a sewer pipe? Maybe not. But even if you did, this is unimaginable- people fast asleep! You will find this in the Ottensheim region of Austria in the Das Park Hotel where on banks of Danube three former sewer pipes are situated. The concrete utilitarian look of these pipes needed only a little alteration to be made habitable- a strong coat of Varnish. This it. This is the beauty of these pipes. The tubes also feature wonderful paintings by Thomas Lately Ochoa, an Austrian artist who make the pipes user-friendly. The hotel, like other cave hotels, is warm in winters and cool in summer, though currently, it functions only from May to October. All the comforts of your bedroom- full headroom, storage, double bed, power, light, blanket and light sleeping bags are offered by these pipes too. The other necessities like bathroom, showers, cafe and mini bar are just a few steps away! For those of you who are very adventurous by nature and always want to try something new, this is the place.
6. The Hobbit Motel:
If you want to try everything Middle Earth, then The Hobbit Motel is your kind of a place. Even if you’re not 3 foot tall with hairy feet, there is no need to worry as everyone is welcomed here. This weird little building is constructed into the side of a Waitomo hill, a region located on the North Island very famous for its majestic waterfalls and caves. If you look from the outside, the two underground, self-contained ‘Hibbits’ look as if they’ve come straight from the Middle Earth! They offer astonishingly comfortable and modern accommodation for the maximum of six people. The guest rooms, which are built on the side of a Gill, replicate rabbit holes. They have round windows and doors and exclusively designed furniture. This offbeat motel was built with polystyrene blocks, which keep it warm in the winters and cool in the summers. Along with the whole range of activities available at the nearby Woodlyn Park, this is a perfect holiday destination in New Zealand all year round. Woodlyn Park, along with offering awesome motels, also offers a bunch of adventure activities to its guests during their stay. Billy Black, a professional sheep shearer, puts up an amazing show for the guests if Woodlyn Park. If you still aren’t tired and want to visit more places, drop by the nearby Waitomo Caves, a marvelous cave system with stalagmites, stalactites and even glow worms! The icing on the cake, you get to enjoy rafting in New Zealand and enjoy it’s scintillating view. What else can you ask for?
7. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island:
As the name suggests, this award winning luxurious paradise resort is located in Maldives and spread oven two of the tropical islands of the Indian ocean. It’s fantastic experience of a lifetime states with a scintillating 30-minute seaplane flight taking off from Mali. It was the hotel the best hotel in the entire world twice, maybe that’s the reason those visiting it never want to leave. After you arrive at the sandy white beaches of the twin islands in a seaplane, you’ll head to your private villa. After that, you can choose to either have a friendly PADI diving course with the fish, enjoy a sumptuous meal at the first all-undersea glass restaurant in the world or pamper yourself by indulging in a luxury spa treatment. The villas, spread over 500 meters into the great Indian Ocean, offer all types of comfort you will ever want including flat screen TVs, DVD players, and complimentary wifi access, along with the wooden floor to ceiling windows offering a scintillating view of sea and beach. There are umpteen reasons to visit this hotel, most probably the best in the whole world. First, you can enjoy a meal in Ithaa, the first all-glass undersea restaurant and be stunned, second, you can indulge yourself and pamper yourself in luxurious spa therapies in the hotel’s two spas, lagoon spa retreat and ice cream spa, built on stilts over the ocean and have the experience of a lifetime, or third, hold your wedding at the first and only underwater chapel in the world. Also, you can make your stay even more rewarding by paying a visit to the on-site Italian boutique, or take a day trip to the nearby islands and learn new things about the local culture.